BTAD ( Bodoland Territorial Audonomous Districts), four districts in Assam under Sixth Schedule of Indian constitution have witnessed communal clash which resulted in 11 deaths so far. As per reports, the communal tension and violence erupted when four ex-BLT ( Bodoland Liberation Tigers) members were killed by unidentified miscreants on Friday 20th July 2012 at Joypur area in Bilasipara in Kokrajhar district.
What is reported to be retaliation killing, one 14 year boy and another 60 year old man were killed by unidentified persons.
144 under Cr PC have been imposed in Kokrajhar district and all other three districts, Chirang, Udalguri and Baksa are put on high alert fearing more violence. As per government sources, 10 police officers along with 0 paramilitary forces have been rushed o BTAD areas to contain any more violence.
It may be mentioned that BLT cadres have now formed a political group known as BPF ( Bodoland Progressive front) and coalition partner in Assam’s Congress government. BPF Chief Hagrama Mohilari who was also BLT chief, is the chief executive of BTAD council.
There have been some tension between Bodo tribal and Muslim population in BTAD areas over land disputes. There has also been reports of complaints by minority community facin harassment BTAD areas.
District administration ha appealed for peace. Army has been put on alert for emergency deployment if the situation aggravates more as per reports!